Jan 11, 2019
Marissa Cooney-Moore
Student of the Year

About our speaker:

Marissa Cooney-Moore is the the Campaign Assistant for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. They are currently undergoing outreach for a new scholarship program for high school students called Students of the Year. This campaign has spread across the nation and they now want to involve the greater Burlington area. As a former high school teacher, Marissa says "this Student of the Year campaign allows me to continue working alongside young adults, while we strive to make a positive shift in our community."

About the Student of the Year Campaign:

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, (LLS) would like to introduce a new opportunity for high school students nationwide to develop their leadership skills, engage in their community and compete for a college scholarship. This is the first time we are outreaching to the greater Burlington area and are very excited with sharing our mission.

High school students’ lives are busy and challenging. Recognizing the challenge teachers have to work to build inspiring lessons that meet core standards, LLS has structured the Students of theYear Campaign to meet clear learning objectives designed to enhance students’ knowledge about Lymphoma and Leukemia, (a leading killer of young people) while they learn how to implement a campaign to raise funds for cancer research. 

The Students of the Year Campaign is a seven-week initiative in which nominated high school students participate in a fundraising competition. The top fundraising candidate or team of students earns the title, “Student(s) of the Year.” Students also have the opportunity to receive other awards and recognition, including a letter of recommendation from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Candidates are interested in and enthusiastic about volunteerismphilanthropycommunity outreach, and leadership.

Please consider nominating local students who exemplify leadership qualities and are college bound to apply for this competition.

See how Students of the Year campaign has impacted students. http://studentsoftheyear.org/